Michael Eskander


---------------------------- Attorney at Law --------------------------

Criminal Law

Mr. Eskander developed numerous pre-trial strategies allowing for a favorable resolution of most criminal cases without the need to go to trial. He is talented in challenging and hindering unconstitutional police actions; such as coercive police interrogations, disrespect of suspect’s procedural safeguards, obtaining Miranda waiver and false confessions from innocent people, and police use of impermissible techniques to break ones physical and mental strength. Mr. Eskander places clients’ best interest as the ultimate goal of representation and thus believes that challenging prosecutors is only one of the tools available. His approach in dealing with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office recent and ever increasing stringent policies prevailed when he obtained several mitigated and super mitigated sentences during the last few years.

Dismissal of charges, acquittals and not guilty verdicts following trial on the merits are quite common in Mr. Eskander’s practice;

  • State v. Soza, charged with aggravated assault, assault and disorderly conduct, the jury returned a NOT GUILTY verdict. When questioned as to factors leading them to that decision, members of the jury referred to Mr. Eskander’s animated abilities to assure them of Mr. Soza's innocence.
  • State v. Miller, was found NOT GUILTY after being wrongfully accused of Burglary in the third degree
  • State v. Begaye, who was found NOT GUILTY of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a dangerous felony (where if found guilty after trial, prison would have been mandatory)
  • State v. Dean, who was found NOT GUILTY of possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia and theft
  • State v. Prince, who was found NOT GUILTY of importation and transportation of narcotic drugs for sale
  • State v. Al-Amiri, who was found NOT GUILTY of sexual assault (rape), but guilty on the aggravated assault and sentenced to probation and 4 months jail (state's offer before trial was prison for a term of 15 to 20)
  • Goff v. Burton, for prisoner's civil rights violations where Michael drafted the final brief submitted to the U.S. 8th Circuit Court which led to an award in excess of $100,000.00
  • State v. Sheats, resulting in dismissal of prosecution with prejudice
  • State v. Tapia, who was found NOT GUILTY of robbery, possession of dangerous drugs and aggravated assault charges.
  • Mr. Eskander also handled cases of 2nd degree murder, sexual conduct with a minor (where a possible punishment is 35 years to natural life), kidnapping, and acquisition of prescription medication by fraud. Our highly respected criminal law department deals with the full range of criminal offenses. Attorney is available on an emergency basis for in custody clients, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can represent you at the police station, in jail, and before the court. This allows us to offer a complete service to our clients, from initial advice, to case preparation and representation before courts. We have significant experience in dealing with serious offences, including murder, rape and firearms offences. We have a good success rate in such cases, as well as those involving less serious offences. We also have particular expertise in Juvenile Court cases. We can help and advice those arrested or charged with any criminal matter including:

    • Murder and manslaughterImmigration
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Dangerous Felonies
    • Voluntary departures
    • Sexual offences, including rape
    • Robbery
    • Theft
    • Firearms offences
    • Drugs offences
    • Reckless driving and other driving offences, including DUIs
    • Deception
    • Fraud
    • Conspiracy
    • Residential/Non-Residential Burglary
    • Civil & Criminal Forfeitures
    • Crime Victims Rights
    • Criminal Appeals
    • Post-Conviction Relief
    • Restoration of Civil Rights (Set aside convictions/expungement)
    • Drug Crimes
    • Juvenile Criminal Law
    • Parole & Probation Violation
    • Traffic Offenses (civil/criminal)
    • Drivers License Suspension
    • Driving on a suspended license
    • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI/DWI Electronic)
    • Challenging Surveillance and Wire Tap
    • Extortion
    • Extradition
    • Federal Criminal Law
    • All Felonies and Misdemeanors
    • Grand Jury Practice
    • Pre-indictment/Pre-Charging Investigation and Defense
    • Habeas Corpus
    • Homicide
    • Mail Fraud
    • Malicious Prosecution
    • Money Laundering
    • Search and Seizure
    • Sex Crimes
    • Shoplifting
    • Stalking
    • Vehicular Homicide
    • Weapons Charges
    • Wire Fraud
    • Wiretapping
    • All Domestic Violence Crimes (DV)

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